Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Dundee United

Saturday, 30th Sep 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 30th September 2017, 3.00pm kick off at East End Park

So far this season Dunfermline Athletic have seen off all competition at East End Park. Inverness Caley Thistle, Falkirk and St Mirren have all been comprehensively defeated and in all competitions their six home wins and have scored 24 goals with the loss of only three.

The meeting against Dundee United will be a marker to judge just how much Allan Johnston`s team has improved. . Last season the six fixtures in Betfred and Irn Bru Cups and in four league matches resulted in five United wins and one draw. It has not always been so one sided. . In the 133 previous league meetings Dunfermline have 48 wins and United 49 with 36 match drawn.

Milestones Dundee United (Home)

Last League Victory

21/04/07

1 - 0

SPL

Last League Defeat

10/09/16

1 - 3

Championship

Best League Victory

11/08/45

7 - 0

Div B*

Worst League Defeat

29/10/11

1 - 4

SPL

*Pre league reconstruction

The last dozen league games between the two sides have seen . DA win just one and United win nine, with two games ending all square. United are unbeaten in the last nine meetings.

Last Twelve Matches v Dundee United

Date

H/A

F-A

WDL

Competition

11/04/17 A 0-1 L Championship
28/01/17 H 1-1 D Championship
12/11/16 H 0-1 L Irn Bru Cup
08/11/16 A 0-1 L Championship
10/09/16 A 0-2 L Championship
31/08/16 A 0-3 L League Cup
22/09/15 A 1-3 L League Cup
31/03/12 A 0-3 L SPL
29/10/11 H 1-4 L SPL
20/08/11 A 1-0 W SPL
28/10/08 A 0-1 L League Cup
27/01/07 A 0-0 D SPL

Last League Match at East End Park
Saturday 28th January 2017
Dunfermline Athletic 1 Dundee United 1


Play was fairly even and both sides enjoyed periods of possession until in 18th minute United showed how to take a chance. Tony ANDREU fired an opportunist`s effort into the defenders on the top of the Pars box and when the ball rebounded back to him he sunk his shot in the bottom left corner of the net. 0-1

The home side equalised ten minutes later. Kallum Higginbotham on the left hit the ball low to Nat Wedderburn who was lying deep. The midfielder returned a pass wide to Higginbotham who drew a defender before sending over the perfect ball for John HERRON to meet and head home. The scorer`s first goal for the club was greatly celebrated with both his team mates and the bench. 1-1

Despite both sides having good second half chances it would end up all square.

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Lee Ashcroft, Callum Morris, Jason Talbot: Paul McMullan (Joe Cardle 72), John Herron, Nat Wedderburn, Kallum Higginbotham (David Hopkirk 80): Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat (Gavin Reilly 76)
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys McCabe, Lewis Martin, Callum Fordyce, David Hutton (GK)

DUNDEE UNITED: Cammy Bell (Luis Zwick HT): Frank van der Struik, Mark Durnan, William Edjenquele, Paul Dixon: Lewis Toshney, Willo Flood: Blair Spittal, Anthony Andreu, Scott Fraser: Thomas Mikkelson ( Simon Murray 67).
SUBS NOT USED: Sean Dillon, Tope Obadeyi, Charlie Telfer, Jamie Robson.

Current League Position
DUNFERMLINE DUNDEE UTD
1 3
League Points
16 14
Goal Difference
+15 +1
Last 6 League Match Form
WWWLWW WWLDDW
League Record
P7, W5, D1, L1 P7, W4, D2, L1

United sit third in the Championship just two points behind league leaders Dunfermline after seven matches. . The Pars have taken 16 points from their first seven matches but their goal difference is current worth another point.

Form last six matches
 . . DUNFERMLINE  .  . DUNDEE UNITED
 . Brechin City (A) W

3-0

 . Morton (H) W 2-1
 . St Mirren (H)  .W

 .3-0

 . Falkirk (A) D 0-0
 . Morton (A) L

2-3

 . Dumbarton (H) D

1-1

 . Buckie Thistle (A)  .W

 .3-0

 . Alloa Athletic (H) W

3-1

 . .Dumbarton (A) W 4-0  . St Mirren (A) L 0-3
 . Falkirk (H) W 3-1  . Brechin City (H) W 1-0

United have won only one league match away from home this season - 1-0 against Inverness Caley Thistle - on the opening day.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Brechin City):
Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham, Nat Wedderburn, Dean Shiels (Aaron Splaine 78), David Hopkirk (Callum Smith 68): Declan McManus (Andy Ryan 78), Nicky Clark.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Fraser Aird, Scott Lochhead, Cammy Gill (GK).

DUNDEE UNITED (v Morton): Harry Lewis: Mark Durnan, Lewis Toshney (Stewart Murdoch 28), William Edjenquele, Jamie Robson: Paul McMullan, Billy King, Jordie Briels (Sam Stanton 82), Fraser Fyvie, Scott McDonald, James Keatings (Patrick Nkoyi 81).
SUBS NOT USED: Willo Flood, Scott Allardyce, Matthew Smith, Denez Dogan Mehmet(GK).

Referee will be Don Robertson.

C`mon Ye Pars!



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